Shanna Alvarez

Licensed Psychologist

Shanna received her Ph.D in Psychology at the University of Washington and completed an APA- accredited internship in Clinical Psychology at UNC School of Medicine- Chapel Hill. Shanna specializes in parent coaching, early childhood, developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges and mood disorders. She has worked in a wide array of clinical, educational and research settings, including Seattle Children™s Hospital (Autism Clinic and Inpatient Psychiatric Unit), UNC Medical Center (Pediatric Inpatient Unit, Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Women™s Mood Disorders Clinic) and various school. Shanna also has extensive experience in clinical research through the University of Washington. This research experience has created a strong passion for evidence-based treatment, early diagnosis, and intervention, and an expertise in monitoring infants and children at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Shanna is also a licensed speech-language pathologist, bringing knowledge of communication development to her work as a psychologist. Shanna runs the evidence-based program the Incredible Years for Brooks Powers Group, and also creates classroom programs for students with severe-profound disabilities across Washington State. Shanna is committed to making meaningful connections with children, schools and families by creating a warm, collaborative environment, providing functional recommendations, and offering direct coaching and ongoing support following a diagnosis.

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